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Rory McIlroy builds lead to 8 strokes

Updated: June 19, 2011, 12:30 PM ET
Associated Press

BETHESDA, Md. -- With each remarkable round, with each record-setting performance, Rory McIlroy is making that Masters debacle seem like a distant memory.

A U.S. Open title could erase it altogether.

McIlroy moved closer to his first major Saturday at Congressional by stretching his lead for the third straight day with a 3-under 68 to set the 54-hole record at the U.S. Open -- a mind-boggling 14-under 199 -- and build an eight-shot lead going into the final round.

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